Sholing 4-0 Portland United

Another emphatic win for the Boatmen in a high-tempo entertaining game.  Lee Wort nodded in a flick-on from a corner on 9 mins, with Sholing looking like they might score from every set piece. TJ was denied by a terrific save before a flurry of corners ended with Sawyer whipping in a cross for Supporters Player of the Season, Dan Miller, to head in.  On 60 minutes, Dan Mason was pushed in the box and Alex Sawyer slotted home the penalty. D-Dan got his goal with 3 mins remaining, poking through the keepers legs from close range to score Sholing's 99th league goal of the season - Match Report, Video & Photos

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Sholing 2-0 Andover Town

Boatmen guaranteed they would finish 3rd by defeating league leaders, Andover Town, in a surprisingly one-sided game.  Sholing looked the more hungry and played the better football throughout and took the lead on 16 mins when TJ's cross to the far post was nodded in Byron Mason.  Some quick thinking from Sawyer and good movement from Wort, saw Alex feed a freekick into Lee and he slotted the ball past the keeper.  Boatmen had a flurry of attacks at the start of the second half, with Sawyer's corner cleared off the line and then he was denied by a terrific save.  Apart from a Glasspool effort poked wide and Gosney saving from his name-sake, Andover ended their season with a bit of a whimper as Sholing ran out deserved winners - Match Report

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AFC Portchester 0-1 Sholing

Boatmen completed their run of 5 away games in 10 days with a victory to emerge from a hectic few days of football unbeaten. Lee Wort's goal on 53 mins was the stand out moment of quality in a game that probably reflected the tired legs of both teams. The first half was even, although Sawyer had 2 decent chances to score.  The breakthrough came after the restart when from TJ's throw, Dan Mason set the ball nicely into Wort's path as he ran into the box and his low left foot shot from 16 yards went just inside the near post.  Some strong defending soaked up the home side's attacks as the Boatmen all but secured 3rd place in the League - Match Report

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Fareham Town 2-2 Sholing

Alex Sawyer's freekick with 4 minutes remaining earned Sholing a deserved point at Fareham. Boatmen took the lead when Jack Smith set up Dan Mason for a clinical finish, his 8th in the last 7 games. Sholing looked comfortable and in control until a good goal out the blue by the home side, saw a second follow 5 mins later and suddenly Fareham were in front.  Sholing were camped in the Fareham half for long periods of the second half, without creating much and with things not going our way, it looked like the hoodoo at Cams Alders might strike again. But on 86 mins, Alex Sawyer hit a 22 yard freekick over the wall and into the top corner to even things up - Match Report & Photos

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Alresford Town 1-4 Sholing

Boatmen continued their fine goalscoring form as they blew away the previously 10 game unbeaten, Alresford.  It was set to be a forgettable first half, until in added time, Dan Miller headed in from a Royl corner.  His centre-half partner, Pete Castle, then scored a goal to remember on 53 mins, volleying in from 18 yards. A minute later, Sholing had a penalty, but Roundell's effort hit the post.  With Alresford getting a goal back, it looked like it might be costly, but Sholing simply went up a gear and Dan Mason took his tally to 30 goals this season with a brace. On 68 he made space before drilling in a left foot shot.  Then on 79, his back-flicked header from Brewy's freekick, went over the keeper - Match Report & Photos

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Team Solent 0-6 Sholing

Goal hungry Boatmen romped to a big win on the road, making it 17 goals in the last 4 games. Alex Sawyer opened the scoring in the 6th min as his corner evaded everyone and went in off the far post. Two goals in as many minutes just before half time put Sholing in control, with Jake Hoole & Dan Mason both finishing with aplomb. Dan Miller had only been on the pitch a few minutes when he powered in a header at the far post on 53 mins. Lee Wort then grabbed another brace for himself with tidy finishes after firstly racing clean through, then in stoppage time, finishing off a passing move.  Could have been more goals, Dan Mason had two off the line and ex-Sholing stopper, Lee Webber denied him with two good saves - Match Report, Video & Photos

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Budweiser Grant Update

The FA & Budweiser have extended their partnership arrangement and Dave Diaper has given the FA website an update on the £100k grant we were so kindly granted last year.  Full details on the Latest News page

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Sholing 6-a-side Tournament!

The club is running a 6-a-side Tournament the weekend of 28th & 29th April at the Universal Stadium. Invitations are open to all clubs in the following age groups : Boys U7 to U14 / Girls U10, U12 & U14 / Pan Disability.  Cost per team is £30.  To register, contact Iain Calder 07766 521544 or email: sholingfctournament@gmail.com You can download a Tournament Invitation & Registration Form by clicking here

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Thank you Budweiser!!!

We are blown away by Budweiser's £100,000 donation towards improving the Football facilities at Sholing and eternally grateful to them (and the FA) for listening to our story and sharing our vision - Club Statement

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